Seriously. I should be doing about 8 other things. But no. I keep knitting. I stopped in the middle of posting this several times.
Anyone have suggestions? What's the longest time you've spent knitting without actually stopping to do something else?
And does anyone know why, despite the fact that I've been knitting all night, it seems like hardly any length has been accomplished? It's fingerless gloves, it's not like this is a sweater! *knit knit knit*
I'm a pretty accomplished lace knitter -- but I'm a little intimidated at trying to write out my own pattern for a design. I just haven't quite gotten then mental leap from what I'm knitting to why it *had* to be that way to turn out right, if that makes sense. I'm explaining badly.
Does anyone know of some good resources for pattern-drafting, particularly for lace designwork? I have something I want to do up in lace, but no idea how to convert the pretty picture into the lace design.
Okay. I've gotten curious. About the weirdest place I've ever stashed crafting supplies is on top of books on a bookshelf -- bits of yarn decorating. However, I'm forever finding stories of wierd places people store things for crafting -- toasters, the oven, under the bathroom sink, etc.
And I'm bored. And running out of space for yarn. So I need some ideas.
So what's the weirdest place you've ever stashed crafting supplies?
Every time I sew, suddenly, my needle thread frays and snaps. At first I thought it was just because I was sewing through several layers of fleece and trim, but I just started sewing a costume out of light polyester and snap, snap, snap grrrrrrrrrrr.
I have mucked about with the bobbin tension, the bobbin housing, the needle tension, the needle itself, the stitch length, the stitch type, the type of thread, which way the thread sits on my spindle, all to no avail.
Anyone have any ideas? I really don't want to take it to a shop, although I suppose I probably should. Goodness knows I've never had maintenance done on it -- it's worked dead perfect for 10 years. (Unlike my serger, which no longer chains, after a needle snapped very violently, and I've just never taken it in for repair due to not having a lot of sewing projects. Now I've got sewing projects, and the sewing machine hates me. Bleh.)
Yet another pair of fingerless gloves. The pattern is my own, although not so terribly difficult or anything. However, it's my very first pattern I made up myself, so I'm terribly proud of them anyway.
Made using Berroco Bonsai, which was a dream to knit up. I think I was using size 4 needles. CO 40 stitches. The gold at the wrist is a simple 1x1 rib for 8 rows. The black was stockinette with a K2tog, YO, K2, YO, S1 K1 psso, starting at stitch 12. Knit flat and sew up the side seam, leaving a 1 - 1.5 inch gap for your thumb.
However, the basic pattern stitch will work regardless of size or number of stitches -- just fit it to your hands.
Afterwards, I ran a length of the gold back through the YOs and then tied a floppy little bow...